Bacau, Romania.....Aerostar S.A., the leading Romanian aerospace company, has won a contract from Starbow of Ghana to carry out ‘C’ checks on its fleet of four BAe 146 146 regional jetliners.
The first aircraft, a BAe 146-300 (9G-SBB; msn E3123), arrived at Aerostar’s Bacau facility on May 31 and departed on schedule on 2 July. The remaining Starbow aircraft will ferry to Bacau during the course of this year, with the second aircraft, a BAe 146-200 (9G-SBD; msn E2059), having arrived at Aerostar on 3 July.
Starbow started domestic operations in Ghana in September 2011 with its maiden flight to Kumasi from the capital Accra. Starbow’s patronage has increased overwhelmingly since it commenced operations with its BAe 146s and it now links the domestic centres of Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi to Accra with a high frequency, reliable air service.
Aerostar has held EASA Part 145 approvals for the BAe 146/Avro RJ jetliners for some six years and since that time has carried out around 30 overhaul and maintenance operations on the aircraft type.
The new 5,000-sq-meter hangar can accommodate four bays for regional/narrow-body aircraft.
Aerostar won its first maintenance contract with Jetairfly in May 2011 when a Boeing 737-800 was subject to a heavy maintenance visit at Aerostar's Bacau facility.